Mount Everest towers above Khumbu at over 8,848 meters and is perhaps the most iconic symbol of challenge and adventure on Earth. On our classic Everest Base Camp Trek, follow in the footsteps of legends as we ascend from the famous Lukla airport town to the vast glaciers and razor-sharp ridgelines of the Everest Himalayas, home of the world's highest peaks. At Base Camp, stand face-to-face with the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall and beyond. We hike to the summit of Kala Patar (5,643 m) for an unobstructed view of world’s tallest mount.
This trek gives you a grand tour of the famous Khumbu valley. It is a strenuous route leading to Gokyo Lakes and over the Chola pass at 5430m, and lead you on a circuit around Tawache (6,367m) and Cholatse (6,440m), emerging then into the Khumbu Valley above Lobuje where the trail continues up to Kala Patthar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.
The small herding settlement of Gokyo (4,750m) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes. On the ridge above Gokyo, the four peaks above 8,000 m of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu expose themselves. In addition to this you can see the tremendous ice ridge between Cho You and Gyachung (7,922m) are considered one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region.
There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of Cho La, a 5,420 meter high pass into Khumbu which lead to Gokyo Ri.
The strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Everest (8,848m).
Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.
For the past 22 years, we’ve been organizing trips for agents, individuals, colleges and universities from around the globe. Our expert experienced staffs provide local perspectives, prepare fresh meals, and handle every detail of our camping and trekking needs. This epic journey begins and ends in Kathmandu where there are endless opportunities to explore ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites, temples and monasteries.
|Activity||Trekking in Nepal|
|Max Altitude||5364 m|
|No. of Days||17|
|Activities Per Day|
Our staff will receive you at the airport giving you a warm and hospitable welcome.
A private transportation will take you to your hotel where our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.
Because the trek to EBC will start from tomorrow we recommend you not to over stress yourself. Take a stroll along the alleys of Thamel, the major tourist hub catching the first glimpse of Nepali culture and tradition. Also, make sure you have everything packed and ready for the trek. There are many trekking utilities shops and showrooms where you can buy anything and everything that has to do with trekking.
After breakfast today we will take an early morning flight to Lukla. The town situated at 2,860 meters, is a popular place amongst trekkers and travelers. The place has a small airport serving the region, and a variety of shops and lodges catering to tourist and trekkers, providing western style meals and trail supplies. Our trek to the Everest Base Camp will start straight from the town.
After having crossed the gateway with a painted message telling you to enjoy your trek, the path goes generally downhill. The path soon crosses Thulo Khola on a suspension bridge, with breathtaking views of Kumsum Kangure Peak. After 2-3 hours walk along the trail we will reach a village called Phakding. The area is very quiet and easy to explore, before and after we enjoyed our first outdoors dinner.
The trail today follows the western bank of Dudh Koshi passing through forests of ' blue pine ' until it reaches a village of Benkar. Beyond this village the trail crosses the eastern bank of Dudh Koshi River beside a large rock which also shows an excellent example of etching prayer on it, the classic Mani Wall. After twenty minutes we will reach to the village of Chumao.
The next section of the trail climbs less steeply traversing the Bhote Koshi on the way to reach Namche Bazaar ( 3.440 m. ).
The journey will take us around seven hours, we usually reach Namche, the main trekking village in the Sagarmatha National Park on time to enjoy the view of the massifs Thamserku, Kumsum Kangure and Khumbila, all of them considered sacred for the Sherpa. Here it is also possible to spot the Red musk Dear and Himalayan Thar.
The village is located on crescent shaped mountain slopes that offer stunning views of the mountains across the valley. It is a grueling 3 to 4 hour climb up from the river to Namche, and at 3,440 meters is quite normal to suffer a little bit from altitude sickness. Therefore, it is advisable to spend at least one night in the village to acclimatize.
While we rest for a day at Namche we take a short site trek to the ‘Everest' View Point Hotel and Edmund Hillary School of Khumjung.
After breakfast we proceed towards Tengboche, which is set at an altitude of 3,860m. The monastery of Tengboche was founded about 80 years ago. Each year during the month of November- December's full moons, the Mani Rimdi festival uses to be celebrated.
After a walk of about 4-5 hours we make a halt at Pheriche with breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lothse.
Tengboche is a village nesting amid the laps of Himalayas with the view of Cholatshe, Island Peak, and Labuche Peak. It usually takes one hour from Pheriche to be reached.
From Tengboche we are going to climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to juniper' scrubs as the altitude increases. The trail passes many settlements, used by shepherds and yaks during the summer months.
Ahead of us, we enjoy excellent views of the Cho Oyu, while down south on the valley are clearly visible the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.
This is a short day and we will arrive at Dingboche in time for lunch.
Today after breakfast we will carry on the trail heading west. A few hours trek from Dingboche will take us to Chhukhung. At a height of 4,730 meters, the village lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse. We are going to pass over the The Imja river, the biggest river flowing through the Chhukhung Valley.
Chhukhung is often used as an acclimatization trip by mountaineers on the expedition to Imja Tse ( Island Peak ).
Today we take site trip to the Lake Imja and around the Island Peak. The glacier lake created after the melting water started to collect at the foot of Imja Glacier during the 1960’s. The Island Peak, which is an extension of the ridge coming down from south end at the Lhotse Shar. At an altitude of 5,010m, the lake and the views surrounding it are a treat that Mother Nature has to offer and it will fill you with awe.
We return back to the camping site at Dingboche and rest for the day.
After an hour of easy walk we will reach Tshambur then hike uphill to Thugla (4,620m), passing through Khumbu Glacier we will reach Lobuje.
Again at an altitude of 4,930m it is quite normal to feel headache and uneasiness which may be both the symptoms of altitude sickness, it is advised to follow the guidelines.
Today we will reach the destination, The Everest Base Camp. After a 2 hours trek from Lobuje we'll be at Gorakshep (5,140m) with astonishing view of the massifs as the Lhola, the Pumori, the Everest, the Nuptse and the Khumbu Ice fall plus many others.
Walking through the Khumbu Glacier for 1-2 hour we will reach the magnificent Everest Base Camp. At an height of 5.364 meters, the place looks as a paradise. Make sure you have your camera along...
After a maximum of three hours we will start to go down towards Gorakshep.
Kala Patthar, meaning ‘ black rock ’ in Nepali, is a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Mount Pumori.
The Kala Patthar provides the most impressive view of Mt. Everest, pointing out at the section between the Base Camp and the peak. The views of Mt. Lothse and Nuptse also, are spectacular from almost anywhere on Kala Patthar.
From the Kala Patthar we will go downhill back to Pheriche.
Slowly from Pheriche we hike again to Namche, where we will be spending the night.
From Namche passing through Phakding we will be reaching Lukla in 6/7 hours.
The next day we will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Our customers will be again at the hotel on time no to waste the entire day for the transfer.
Today, rest easy or you can also treat yourself in a spa for a massage, probably the best way to get rid of the tiredness.
By now you have already been familiar with Nepalese people and Nepalese culture, hence we recommend you to spend a day by yourself exploring the town.
Our staff will be ready to drive our customers to the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure.
This trek explores the breathtaking Gokyo valley which is located adjacent of the Khumbu. Gokyo is a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciers.
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